verb (used without object)
to rely; place trust (usually followed by on or upon ): You may depend on the accuracy of the report.
to rely for support, maintenance, help, etc. (usually followed by on or upon ): Children depend on their parents.
to be conditioned or contingent (usually followed by on or upon ): His success here depends upon effort and ability.
to be undetermined or pending: I may go to Europe or I may not, it all depends.
Grammar. (of a word or other linguistic form) to be subordinate to another linguistic form in the same construction; to form a part of a construction other than the head.
to hang down; be suspended (usually followed by from ): The chandelier depends from the ceiling of the ballroom.

1375–1425; late Middle English dependen < Old French dependre < Latin dēpendere to hang down, equivalent to dē- de- + pendere to hang

interdepend, verb (used without object)
redepend, verb (used without object)
self-depending, adjective Unabridged
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depend (dɪˈpɛnd)
vb (foll by on or upon) (usually foll by on or upon; often with it as subject) (foll by on or upon)
1.  to put trust (in); rely (on); be sure (of)
2.  to be influenced or determined (by); be resultant (from): whether you come or not depends on what father says; it all depends on you
3.  to rely (on) for income, support, etc
4.  rare (foll by from) to hang down; be suspended
5.  to be undecided or pending
[C15: from Old French dependre, from Latin dēpendēre to hang from, from de- + pendēre to hang]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., "to be attached to as a condition or cause," a figurative use, from M.Fr. dependre, lit. "to hang from, hang down," from L. dependere, from de- "from, down" + pendere "to hang, be suspended" (see pendant).
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Example sentences
More than half of humanity depends on mountains for water.
The size of the book depends on the size and thickness of the paper you choose.
But success depends much on each area's microclimate.
The best time to plant annuals depends on the specific plant and your climate.
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